Download a free character rig from Sony Pictures

Download your free rig today!

Download your free rig today!

Halloween's approaching fast, and Sony Pictures Animation has a special treat to get animators in a spooky mood. For the first time, an actual character rig from a major animated feature film is being made available for download to all.

Sony is giving artists, students and animation wannabes the chance to animate a zombie straight out of the movie Hotel Transylvania in a traditional walk or run cycle, squash and stretch, or anything else they are inspired by. You can download the character rig here. (opens in new tab)

This download includes links to the rig, a test version of Maya and a video demo. There's also a submission form to share YouTube creations from that week and have a chance to be featured on Sony Pictures Animation's YouTube channel (opens in new tab).

We'd love to see your creations too – be sure to share your links in the comments box below!

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity (opens in new tab), published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.